“As a Mom, you haven’t been here for a long time. You aren’t there either… just your name on the wooden clipboard reminding me who you are. Maybe if you had disappeared in a single day, like Dad, I wouldn’t be writing now… You serve as a human mirror that challenges me to look inside. Reflecting wordlessly, with penetrating eyes, the daughter that I am, the mother, the human being. You remind me, with your silence, that life is to be lived now, before it disappears in a flash.”
Six years have passed since a small medical procedure turned Mina’s mother into a vegetable. Thirteen years have passed since her father went to sleep and never woke up, because of a cardiac arrest.
In words illustrated with drawings and photos, Mina creates a portrait of her mother, father and other family members. With gentle strokes, sensitivity and careful nuances to express her deep pain, optimism and hope, she writes about the mother-daughter relationship, love, values, pain, pride and loss.
This book will touch your heart and make you look back at your relationship with parents, siblings, and with yourself. Perhaps before it is too late.